1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.
2. IR CABS INCLUDED: This download includes premium IR Cabs. We matched these specific IRs to this amp, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IRs.
Here are the IRs included:
- WT Match LC G12 H SR25 (top row)
- WT Match LC G12 H 160 (bottom row)
Helix should recall the IR based on its name rather than slot number, so it shouldn’t matter which slot you import the IR into. To purchase additional IR packs, visit Worship Tutorials.
- What I See WT SC: This is the main patch set up for guitars with single coil pickups or low output humbuckers.
- What I See WT HB: This is the same as the first patch but set up for traditional or higher output humbuckers.
- What I See WT: This is the same as the first patch but using stock cabs
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into an available slot. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.
There are eight snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds (all patches feature the same snapshots).
- SNAPSHOT 1: RHY/INTRO: Big rhythm tone
- SNAPSHOT 2: RHYTHM+: Bigger rhythm tone
- SNAPSHOT 3: TURN/AMB LD: Ambient low gain tone
- SNAPSHOT 4: CHORUS: Same as Snap 1 – rhythm tone
- SNAPSHOT 5: BRKDWN/BR: Low gain mod tone
- SNAPSHOT 6: RHY TREM: Rhythm tone with tremolo
- SNAPSHOT 7: CLEAN: Clean tone
- SNAPSHOT 8: AMBIENT: Ambient clean tone
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Heir Apparent – King of Tone – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT’
- Compulsive Drive – OCD – not mapped (used in snapshots)
- KWB Drive -mapped to button labeled ‘KWB’
- Volume – Mapped to EXP 2
- 145 Rotary – Leslie – mapped to a button labeled ‘Leslie’ (the Speed parameter is mapped to a button labeled ‘Leslie Speed’ – press this to ramp the speed between fast and slow)
- Transistor Tape- 1/8 delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 DLY’
- Transistor Tape- 1/8d delay -mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d Tape’
- Dynamic Hall – Big reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Dynamic Hall’
- Amps – Tweed Blues Brt
- Cabs/IR’s – see above for IR info
- Cali Q Graphic – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls.
- Tremolo – mapped to a button labeled ‘Trem’
- ’Plate – subtle plate reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Plate Verb’
- Simple EQ – used as an solo boost/EQ – not mapped (used in snapshots)
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode). The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
WET EFFECTS IN FRONT OF THE AMPS
All the wet effects (reverbs and delays) are positioned in front of the amplifiers in this patch. This recreates the experience of using a stereo pedalboard into stereo amps. The character of the reverbs and delays is greatly affected by the amps themselves. This is also why there is no ‘amp gain’ functionality in this patch.
Everything after the tremolo runs in stereo. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP
SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR
All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:
- Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
- Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
- Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:
“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.
Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.
Initial Release (Version 1.0): 2022-03-25